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Alexa RnQ
03-15-2011, 11:34 AM
Promotion is in full swing for this contest, some nice local press (http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/dining/articles/2011/03/11/20110311arizona-barbecue-festival-scottsdale.html) as well.

It will be great to do a show without the long drive! $20,000 prize purse, and thirty-some teams last I heard -- who's coming out to play?

glenntm
03-15-2011, 12:29 PM
IAB 30 BBQ is in. Looking forward to this event.

AZScott
03-15-2011, 12:45 PM
We're in and looking forward to it.

Colemanchu
03-15-2011, 12:55 PM
I'm not going to be competing but I'm trying to get that weekend off of work to go check it out. A drive across town to see a comp seems a lot better than a trip across the country.

Alexa RnQ
03-15-2011, 12:57 PM
Are you guys going heavy for PC? We're scheduled to be doing a radio bit after turn-ins, but if we can get some friends to come along and do the food service we're considering it. Teams mostly sold out their stuff last year, didn't they?

Alexa RnQ
03-15-2011, 01:08 PM
I'm not going to be competing but I'm trying to get that weekend off of work to go check it out. A drive across town to see a comp seems a lot better than a trip across the country.
You bet it does! And if you like what you see, there are a couple more upcoming that would be easy to get to, if you can get the time off:

April 8-9 Sam's Club Gilbert
May 13-14 YCCA BBQ Cookoff Prescott
July 1-2 Northern Arizona BBQ Festival Williams
July 8-9 Holbrook Ace in the Hole

There's more in the second half, but you get the gist. Hope to see you!

Colemanchu
03-15-2011, 01:21 PM
Yeah that Northern Arizona one in July looks like a winner. I'm usually starting to get sick of summer around that time.

AZScott
03-15-2011, 03:19 PM
We are going in real heavy since we have some family coming in for the event and they are willing to handle everything for peoples choice. Some teams I spoke with sold well over $800 in peoples choice.

Crash
03-16-2011, 01:45 AM
Teams mostly sold out their stuff last year, didn't they? We sold out just before awards and served right around 1000 samples. We also had additional friends/family helping out. It was bat sh!t, crazy busy.

mmmmeat
03-16-2011, 01:52 AM
We sold out just before awards and served right around 1000 samples. We also had additional friends/family helping out. It was bat sh!t, crazy busy.
Yeah I can attest to that I was there

Colemanchu
03-17-2011, 12:11 PM
So if I can only go to one day. Which should I choose, Day 1 or Day 2?

AZScott
03-17-2011, 12:24 PM
Saturday. It's the day of the actual competition. Friday is the day the teams show up, prep, and start cooking.

AZScott
03-17-2011, 11:03 PM
If there are any judges out there looking to judge this event I believe they are still looking for some judges. If you need information, let me know.

Crash
03-18-2011, 04:16 AM
Last year they had 100% CBJ's, 50+ teams and a smaller prize fund?

Wondering if it's the economy, the entry fee or other factors that are keeping judges and teams away this year. Prize fund is nice, and this event totally rocked last year.

For the sake of the teams, I hope they get 100% CBJ's.

DRQ
03-18-2011, 09:04 PM
Steel City BBQ is in!!

Alexa RnQ
03-21-2011, 01:11 PM
The rain rolling through today will bring cooler temps after it clears off -- it's supposed to be highs of 74 and 0% chance of precipitation on Friday and Saturday. That will be pretty weather for the public to come stroll around, and nicer for the competitors than last week's temps in the 90s.

G$
03-21-2011, 04:57 PM
Last year they had 100% CBJ's, 50+ teams and a smaller prize fund?

Wondering if it's the economy, the entry fee or other factors that are keeping judges and teams away this year. Prize fund is nice, and this event totally rocked last year.

For the sake of the teams, I hope they get 100% CBJ's.

I thought the event was very well run last year Crash. It was a little hot, as it was in April last year. We absolutely would have doe it again, except it did not fit our personal schedule very well this year.

Stoneman
03-21-2011, 11:11 PM
R&R BBQ Team is in again this year. Looks like a tough list of teams in the contest for us lower rated teams. We will go and give it our best.

Crash
03-22-2011, 02:47 AM
Looks like a tough list of teams in the contest for us lower rated teams.
Whatever dude.....:roll::-P Best of luck to you and all of the other teams.

We really enjoyed this event last year. Boots and Daisy Dukes do not suck! Reminded me of Stagecoach, but in Scottsdale.:clap2:

Crash
03-22-2011, 02:54 AM
I thought the event was very well run last year Crash. It was a little hot, as it was in April last year. We absolutely would have doe it again, except it did not fit our personal schedule very well this year.

It did get hot last year, but the event was well run for sure. I'm sure that the other competitors appreciate Totally Que-Less sitting this one out. :-D

Oh yeah, Bear Down and Go Cats!

Vince RnQ
03-23-2011, 12:09 PM
Has anyone noticed that a very well respected and successful team from the not-so-distant past is on the team list for this event?

Mad Momma & the Kids

I'm looking forward to meeting them!

AZScott
03-23-2011, 12:40 PM
http://www.ranchhousebbq.com/index.php

Interesting.

Vince RnQ
03-23-2011, 12:59 PM
Yeah, I was wondering if they are fielding two teams as both Mad Momma and Ranch House are on the team list. They are both the same group of people.

Ranch House BBQ is the restuarant that Amy and Melanie started after they stopped competing.

Bigmista
03-26-2011, 09:30 PM
Any results on this one?

musicmanryann
03-26-2011, 10:00 PM
Any results on this one?

Swine Assassins is rolling! Awesome job to Rhythm and Que as well! :clap2:

http://www.kcbs.us/events.php?year=2011&month=3&id=2767

Chucktown
03-26-2011, 10:15 PM
Scott and Kris are absolutely rollin. Congrats to them and everyone that walked.:clap2: